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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Twenty five unidentified bodies have been discovered in five mass and individual graves in Tarhouna south of Tripoli, the General Authority for the Search and Identification of Missing Persons announced here Tuesday. Several mass graves involving more than 200 bodies have been discovered since the summer of [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The vice-president of the Libyan Presidential Council, Abdallah Al-Lafi, Tuesday stressed the important role of Libyan youth in the national reconciliation project, saying their presence from all regions underlined the cohesion and unity of the nation. In a speech at the launching ceremony here of the works [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - No power cuts are expected Tuesday in the three wings of Libya's general electricity network, West, South and East, the Libyan General Electricity Company (GECOL) announced here. This will make the fifth consecutive day without load shedding, proof of the improvement of electricity production in the country [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Migrants and asylum seekers in Libya have been facing increasingly heavy-handed treatment from targeted security operations that have resulted in deaths and a steep increase in detentions.  In an alert on Tuesday, the UN human rights office (OHCHR) said that vulnerable people on the move in the north African nation [...]

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Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is increasing economic opportunities in Egypt by collaborating with Hyundai Rotem  to offer certified training to 80 unemployed young people. In a statement on Tuesday, the Bank said the training will focus on topics related to the maintenance of [...]

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Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisia has recorded two new deaths linked to the coronavirus bringing the death toll to 25,039. There were 32 new confirmed infections, the Tunisian Ministry of Health announced on Monday, adding that 704 patients are currently admitted to the country's various health facilities, including 142 in intensive [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for Cooperation and International Organisations, Omar Keti, has chaired a meeting on problems encountered by international organisations on repatriation and voluntary return of illegal immigrants from Libya. Mr Keti stressed the need for a work programme for these operations, through [...]

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Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - The Guinean health authorities have ended the treatment of COVID-19 patients at home following a drop in the positivity index. The National Agency for Health Security (ANSS) said on Monday in a statement that the positivity index has dropped from 5% to 2%. Confirmed cases isolated at home [...]

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Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegal recorded only one new case of coronavirus on Monday, confirmed by tests carried out on 984 samples, the Ministry of Health and Social Action announced on Tuesday. The ministry also announced that eight patients tested negative and were declared recovered while 28 others are still under [...]

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Bamako, Mali (PANA) - A four-day workshop on the review of the legal framework of the Malian media opened in Bamako on Monday. It is initiated by the Maison de la Presse, in collaboration with the High Authority for Communication (HAC) and the Ministry in charge of Communication. The workshop aims to [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libyan coast guards on Monday rescued 78 illegal migrants of different African nationalities, who were heading towards the European coast in a dinghy, the Libyan Coastguard and Port Security Agency announced on Tuesday. At the end of the rescue operation, the migrants were disembarked at the naval [...]

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Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South African singer Nomcebo Zikode who sang vocals on the smash-hit "Jerusalema" has been honoured by the US city of Miami. She was presented with the keys to the city by officials on Monday. “I am so grateful to receive such a prestigious welcome from the [...]

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Bissau, Guinea Bissau (PANA) – Guinea’s progress on its nine-month economic reform programme, which is monitored by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff, has been satisfactory despite difficult socioeconomic conditions compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to an IMF team that from 28September to 11 October 2021 held virtual meetings with [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Sixteen new deaths linked to coronavirus  have been recorded in Libya bringing the death toll to 4,808. The National Centre for Disease Control announced on Tuesday that 551 new cases have also been recorded, out of 4,097 samples tested, sending the number of confirmed infections to 347,364, [...]

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New York, US (PANA) - With more than a million species at risk of extinction, countries must work now to achieve a sustainable future for people and the planet, Secretary-General António Guterres told leaders attending the UN Biodiversity Conference, which opened on Monday from Kunming, China. “We are losing our suicidal war against nature,” he said in a video message to the [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libyan Prime Minister Abdelhamid al-Dbaiba on Monday launched the Citizen Service Centre, whose main objective is to remove any intermediary or barrier between the people and government. This is, according to government spokesperson Mohamed Hamouda, a pilot phase that relies on technology as a tool to help [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has welcomed the extension by the UN Human Rights Council of the mandate of the Independent Fact-Finding Mission in Libya (IFMIL) for nine months. The Mission is expected to submit its report to the Council at its 50th session. In [...]

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Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Tuesday's foreign exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee as issued by the Mauritian Commercial Bank: Currency                 Buying   Selling Australian Dollar    30.40     32.00 Canadian Dollar     33.08     33.92 Euro                      [...]

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Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The following are Tuesday’s foreign exchange rates for the Gambian Dalasi (D) as published by Central Bank of The Gambia. Currency                                 Buying            Selling US Dollar                                   51.50           52.30 Pound Sterling                         67.00             69.50 Euro          [...]

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Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - People with weaker immune systems should receive an additional shot of approved COVID-19 vaccines, an advisory group to the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.  The recommendation follows a four-day meeting of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization.  A WHO statement said a [...]

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N'Djamena, Chad (PANA) - Amnesty International has condemned the Chadian authorities for the repression of a protest planned for last Saturday by opposition and pro-democracy activists. Abdoulaye Diarra, Amnesty International Central Africa researcher said the the crackdown on the weekend’s protest is the latest in a series of blatant restrictions on [...]

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Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for African governments to strengthen social protection systems and fulfill people’s rights to social security and an adequate standard of living, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday. Many African governments introduced measures like cash transfers and food assistance in response to [...]

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Washington, DC US (PANA) - US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday sent a message of congratulations to all Equatoguineans on the 53rd anniversary of independence of Equatorial Guinea. The message said the US values its relationship with Equatorial Guinea, and is committed to the partnership that is working to end [...]

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